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Unformatted text preview: PA R T I I The Web Revolution 236 4. Network Computing: Discovery, Communication, and Collaboration 5. E-Business and E-Commerce 6. Mobile, Wireless, and Pervasive Computing C H A P T E R 6 Mobile, Wireless, and Pervasive Computing Minicases: (1) Hertz / (2) Washington Township Fire Department LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying this chapter, you will be able to: Discuss the characteristics and attributes of mobile computing and m-commerce. Describe the drivers of mobile computing. Understand the technologies that support mobile computing. Describe wireless standards and transmission networks. Discuss m-commerce applications in financial and other services, advertising, and providing of content. Describe the applications of m-commerce within organizations. Understand B2B and supply chain applications of m-commerce. Describe consumer and personal applications of m-commerce. Describe some non-Internet m-commerce applications. Describe location-based commerce (l-commerce). Discuss the key characteristics and current uses of pervasive computing. Describe the major inhibitors and barriers of mobile computing and m-commerce. NextBus 6.1 Mobile Computing and Commerce: Overview, Benefits, and Drivers 6.2 Mobile Computing Infrastructure 6.3 M-Commerce Applications in Financial Services 6.4 Mobile Shopping, Advertising, and Content-Providing 6.5 Mobile Intrabusiness and Enterprise Applications 6.6 Mobile B2B and Supply Chain Applications 6.7 Mobile Consumer and Personal Service Applications 6.8 Location-Based Commerce 6.9 Pervasive Computing 6.10 Inhibitors and Barriers of Mobile Computing and M-Commerce 237 NEXTBUS: A SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE THE PROBLEM Buses in certain parts of San Francisco have difficulty keeping up with the posted schedule, especially in rush hours. Generally, buses are scheduled to arrive every 20 minutes, but at times, passengers may have to wait 30 to 40 minutes. The schedules become meaningless, and passengers are unhappy because they waste time. THE SOLUTION San Francisco bus riders carrying an Internet-enabled wireless device, such as a cell phone or PDA, can quickly find out when a bus is likely to arrive at a par- ticular bus stop. The system tracks public transportation buses in real time. Knowing where each bus is and factoring in traffic patterns and weather reports, NextBus ( nextbus.com ) dynamically calculates the estimated arrival time of the bus to each bus stop on the route. The arrival times are also displayed on the Internet and on a public screen at each bus stop. The NextBus system has been used successfully in several other cities around the United States, in Finland, and in several other countries. Figure 6.1 shows how the NextBus system works. The core of the NextBus system is a GPS satellite that GPS Satellites eb Wireless Communications FIGURE 6.1 NextBus operational model. (Source: NextBus.com/corporate/works/index.htm, 2002. Used with permission of NextBus Information Systems.) 238 CHAPTER 6 MOBILE, WIRELESS, AND PERVASIVE COMPUTING...
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Chapter 6 - PA R T I I The Web Revolution 236 4. Network...

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